|Fighter jets practice for performance at the expo. Photo: VNA
The Vietnam International Defence Expo 2022 (VIET NAM DEFENCE 2022) will take place in Hanoi from December 8-10, the Defence Ministry announced at a press conference on November 24, VNA reported.
The first-ever event will feature numerous exhibition activities, commercial connection among participating enterprises, and in-depth technical presentations to troubleshot emerging issues during the operation of specialized combat equipment and vehicles. In addition, many cultural events will be held within the framework of the expo to introduce the Vietnamese country and people to foreign friends.
Major General Nguyen Viet Hung, deputy political commissar of the General Department of Defense Industry, said the expo aims to promote international cooperation in defence, build trust between Vietnam and other countries, and introduce the technology and production capacity of Vietnam’s defence industry.
Among foreign exhibitors are those from the United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia, France, and Germany, said Major General Nguyen Viet Hung, deputy political commissar of the General Department of Defense Industry under the Ministry of National Defense, at the press briefing
This is also an occasion for Vietnam to diversify suppliers of goods serving armed forces and national defence, get updated on the development trends of weapons and technical equipment in the world, and explore opportunities to export products of the domestic defence industry.
|An overview of the press conference. Photo: VNA
Vietnam will exhibit products made by units under the Defence Ministry, including the General Department of Defense Industry, the air force and air defence, the navy, the Military Technology Academy, the Vietnam-Russia Tropical Centre and the Viettel Group, as well as the Security Industry Agency under the Ministry of Public Security.
According to the organizing board, 45 foreign delegations have officially registered to participate in the expo as invited guests. They are expected to bring to the event weapons, technical solutions and equipment for the navy, army, air force and air defence, cyber operations and logistics-technical equipment.
Meanwhile, a total of 170 enterprises from 30 countries will open their booths at the expo.
The expo will be open free to the public on December 9 from 2pm to 6pm, and all day on December 10 at Gia Lam airport in Hanoi.
Earlier, on November 22, Deputy Defense Minister Senior Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Chien inspected the preparation of all forces, sectors that serve the expo, contents related to the program, the performances of aircraft of the Air Defense – Air Force Service and troops of the Commando Corps.
He, together with Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Binh, gave opinions to evaluate preparation of participating forces and listened to their proposals, according to People’s Army newspaper.
|Numerous troops form letters at the rehearsal. Source: People’s Army newspaper
The deputy defense minister stressed that the Vietnam International Defense Expo 2022, hosted by the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense for the first time, is one of the most important defense external activities this year.
The expo brings a good chance to showcase the defense capabilities of the Vietnam People’s Army and to expand cooperation between Vietnamese defense industry enterprises and foreign counterparts.